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Atlanta Police Department joins 'The First 48'

Atlanta Police Department joins 'The First 48'

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Police Department Homicide Unit will be featured on the new season of A&E documentary series "The First 48."

The television program follows detectives as they search for clues and interview witnesses in the first two days of a murder investigation. It has profiled police departments across the country, including DeKalb County.

"The First 48" crews filmed Atlanta's Homicide Unit members as they investigated and solved homicides throughout the city.

RELATED | Atlanta Police Department hires 24 new officers

Atlanta students to attend special 'Selma' screening

Atlanta students to attend special 'Selma' screening

ATLANTA -- A select group of Atlanta Public Schools students will attend a special screening of the film Selma Wednesday.

The 350 young people will also participate in a question and answer session with two Selma actors, executive producer Paul Garnes and Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Meria Carstarphen, a Selma, Ala., native, among others.

Students from Booker T. Washington High School, Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy and Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School will watch the movie at Landmark Midtown Arts Cinema in Atlanta.

Atlanta Public Schools said the film's educational outreach includes a curriculum guide with 11 lesson plans that meet Common Core State Standards. The lessons are appropriate for children in grades 6-12.

Author Sarah Addison Allen to speak in Atlanta, Woodstock

Author Sarah Addison Allen to speak in Atlanta, Woodstock

(WXIA) -- New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen will hold two readings in the Atlanta area later this month.

Allen's latest novel, First Frost, features the characters from her popular book Garden Spells. Book Atlanta provided this summary of First Frost:

It's October in the small town of Bascom, N.C., home of the Waverley sisters who have become restless through the quirks of their mischievous apple tree ... and all the magic that spins around it. Each of the sisters is struggling with problems which are taking too much time and causing them to lose their balance and their belief in themselves. When a mysterious stranger shows up and challenges the heart of their family, each of them must make choices they have never confronted before and search for a way to hold their family together during this upsetting season of change.

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Free tickets for Elvis Lives at Fox Theatre

Free tickets for Elvis Lives at Fox Theatre

ATLANTA -- On Stage Touring, LLC, in association with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., is proud to announce the national hit theatrical Elvis Lives will be presented for the first time in Atlanta at the Fox Theatre Saturday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets ($38, $58 and $100) are on sale to the general public at www.FoxTheatre.org, by calling 855-285-8499, or at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office. Discounts for groups of 10 or more are available by calling 404-881-2000.

State Ballet Theatre of Russia to perform 'Swan Lake' in Atlanta

State Ballet Theatre of Russia to perform 'Swan Lake' in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- The Fox Theatre presents The State Ballet Theatre of Russia's production of Swan Lake on Sunday, Jan. 11 at  3 p.m.

This full-scale production, based on Russian folklore and German legend, is about a prince named Siegfried who falls in love with the Swan Princess, Odette. She is a swan by day, but a young woman at night. She is under a magic spell which can only be broken by a man who will promise to love her for eternity; Siegfried makes the promise. However, he is tricked by the magician who cast the spell.

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents 50 of Russia’s brightest ballet stars to bring this romantic tale of true love to glorious life.

Founded by legendary dancer and former Prima Ballerina of The Bolshoi Theater Ballet, Maya Plissetskaya, The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents one of the greatest classical ballets of all time, described as “full of enchantment” by The New York Times.

Paula Deen Live coming to Atlanta

Paula Deen Live coming to Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Come see Paula's live show at the Atlanta Symphony Hall on Sunday, Nov. 16 and get a heaping helping of Paula's recipes, some good old-fashioned fun and lots of laughter.

Join Paula as she demonstrates how to make her favorite seasonal dishes, shares family stories and plays cooking games with her fans. Some lucky audience members will even get to join Paula on stage!

Want to win two tickets? Head to the Bluebird Patch to enter

'Get Up and Go' behind the scenes of 'Disney's Newsies'

'Get Up and Go' behind the scenes of 'Disney's Newsies'

ATLANTA -- Disney’s NEWSIES took center stage on the award-winning morning show "The Balancing Act" on the Lifetime Channel on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 a.m.

Viewers had the chance to go behind-the-scenes of the production, as part of the Broadway Balances America series. This show will re-air on Nov. 13 at 7 a.m. on Lifetime. Tickets for Disney’s NEWSIES at the Fox Theatre are available by visiting foxtheatre.org/newsies, calling 1-855-285-8499 or visiting the Fox Theatre box office (660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta).